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  • Provenance

    Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Private Collection

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Prince

    American • 1947

    For more than three decades, Prince's universally celebrated practice has pursued the subversive strategy of appropriating commonplace imagery and themes – such as photographs of quintessential Western cowboys and "biker chicks," the front covers of nurse romance novellas, and jokes and cartoons – to deconstruct singular notions of authorship, authenticity and identity.

    Starting his career as a member of the Pictures Generation in the 1970s alongside such contemporaries as Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo and Sherrie Levine, Prince is widely acknowledged as having expanded the accepted parameters of art-making with his so-called "re-photography" technique – a revolutionary appropriation strategy of photographing pre-existing images from magazine ads and presenting them as his own. Prince's practice of appropriating familiar subject matter exposes the inner mechanics of desire and power pervading the media and our cultural consciousness at large, particularly as they relate to identity and gender constructs.

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Untitled (Publicity)

2001
four photographs, in artist's steel frame
84 x 104.6 cm (33 1/8 x 41 1/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated 'R Prince 2001 untitled (publicity)' on the backboard.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £28,750

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2015 2pm